What is Cystic Fibrosis (CF)?

[Information taken from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation website: http://www.cff.org/AboutCF/%5D

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-threatening genetic disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. An estimated 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide) have CF.

In people with CF, a defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that:

  • Clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections.
  • Obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down food and absorb vital nutrients.

If you would like to learn more about Cystic Fibrosis, I encourage you to take a peek at the CFF website:

http://www.cff.org/

If you would like to donate to the cause, here are a few great and reliable organizations to consider:

http://www.cfanorthdakota.com/ (Or your local CF foundation)

http://www.cff.org/

http://www.justbreathecf.org/

http://www.esiason.org/

http://letsrockcf.org/

Thank you 🙂

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